In a 1,000-year flood, Apple Watch makes for a handy phone

Via Philip Elmer-DeWitt’s Apple 3.0:

“Some families hit hard by [Hurricane] Harvey are choosing to stay in their flooded homes. We take you along a rescue mission in a community in southeast Houston, where some also choose to leave,” Deborah Acosta reports for The New York Times.

The Apple Watch is seen being used by citizen rescuer Eduardo Villarreal for voice communication beginning at the 1:26 mark:

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Direct link to video here.

MacDailyNews Take:

Worse than being useless, [Apple Watch] may actually be inconvenient… The watch is meant to stay dark until the wearer raises her arm, and might require users to wave their arms around a lot.Timothy Kennett, The Independent, March 10, 2015


    1. You need a new battery or there is something else amiss. You should bring it in. I don’t like making or receiving calls on the watch but I answer in a pinch when I have to and my battery never dropped like that. I’m at 2yrs 4 maths now.

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